Looking for feedback on my PLO play over the past few months (1 Viewer)

Anthony Martino

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@Anthony Martino Black Friday sale for PLO courses at Run it Once. Seems like a cheap investment compared to the losses you’ve been sustaining.


https://www.runitonce.com/black-fri...Gnt_MwGEjOMhmeprgKrI_UdgutJbKzAC1wBuwTQdmuZxo

Thank you for the link.

I watched their two sample videos from the course. It seems geared more towards online and 6 max PLO games as they discuss situations where you are up against only one opponent post-flop

The vast majority of my live full ring play results in many multiway pots. If I was at a table where most post-flop pots were contested headsup, it's likely the lineup is terrible and you'll need to cooler someone to make any real profit
 
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Thank you for the link.

I watched their two sample videos from the course. It seems geared more towards online and 6 max PLO games as they discuss situations where you are up against only one opponent post-flop

The vast majority of my live full ring play results in many multiway pots. If I was at a table where most post-flop pots were contested headsup, it's likely the lineup is terrible and you'll need to cooler someone to make any real profit

bart is ok but the advice is usually pretty worthless to someone who isn't a beginner as is the case for most live poker instructional videos. if someone gives a read that's all he has to work with so you can't fault bart, but whether the read is good or not and how you came to that read - that's the important part. im sure this isn't true for all his videos but of the ones ive watched, and ive seen a few dozen, this is a consistent theme.

most of what you can improve on is likely the stuff no one can give advice on without watching the game and watching you play. just have to make friends with people who're in those games that can give feedback and bounce ideas off of. reads are never perfect. sometimes the info you're working with is limited and other people see hands you don't. other times you might be misapplying the read.

ie: very common for people on barts show to call in and say that someone is a crazy and wild LAG. but often that read is based on action from earlier streets and a common "live pro" tactic is to look loose and crazy, show your bluffs, and then play really nitty when the pot gets big to take advantage of that image, especially in multiway omaha pots where it's very easy to have a nut or near nut hand. i'd say that's way more common than someone being loose/aggressive pre and then being equally loose/aggressive on later streets.

another one is labeling someone as a calling station and using that as a justification to never bluff them. a lot of people call too much on earlier streets but play pretty snug against river action where they are clearly only beating bluffs. it's hard to know what people are calling/folding because you don't see their hole cards so there's a lot of guess work here.
 

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@Anthony Martino I casually follow your thread, and I always refer to you as "Anthony Martini PLO Superhero" lol. I'm only asking because I haven't seen the question asked recently, but I think that you recently upped the stakes in which you play. Typically, moving up in stakes would mean the quality of the competition would be increased. Do you think that it has anything to do with your play? Typically, as poker players, we can always remember the bad beats street by street, but perhaps analyzing your critical spots in general may be a better practice. I'm sure someone has already recommended this, but if they did not, I am. :cool
 

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Fuck PLO unless it’s low limit, strictly recreational or you’re just the best of the best.
 

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@Anthony Martino I casually follow your thread, and I always refer to you as "Anthony Martini PLO Superhero" lol. I'm only asking because I haven't seen the question asked recently, but I think that you recently upped the stakes in which you play. Typically, moving up in stakes would mean the quality of the competition would be increased. Do you think that it has anything to do with your play? Typically, as poker players, we can always remember the bad beats street by street, but perhaps analyzing your critical spots in general may be a better practice. I'm sure someone has already recommended this, but if they did not, I am. :cool

My biggest losing month was in September, but about half of my losses for the entire month are from one session and three hands:

The first hand I'm in for a 4k buyin with an aggressive player on my immediate left who has done flips for 25K before. He's raised the pot preflop, but on a board of something like :as::kh::6s: we are 4-handed with 1K in the pot and it's checked through (this guy is on the button)

On the :qh: turn we again check to him (I've now made a set of Queens) and he fires the full pot of 1K. I just don't buy that he has the nuts here and I opt to checkraise all-in for around $3,725. He goes deep into the tank and eventually calls. He had flopped two pair (Aces and 6's) and turned the nfd for hearts, so at this juncture I have 78% equity and he has 22%. Unfortunately he only runs once, binks the heart on the turn and I lose the biggest pot of my life thus far.

It was uncharacteristic for me to make that play because generally I avoid spots where I'm sticking my stack in when I don't have the nuts, but given the way the hand played out I believed I was ahead and decided if I was going to play in the more aggressive higher stakes games I was going to have to be willing to be uncomfortable and trust my reads and get it in even without the stone cold nutter butters.

I buyin for 1K and immediately pickup AAT9 with a single suit the very next hand, I limp repot his raise, he repots to isolate with a junky J785 I believe and the flop was something like K64 and he binks the straight on the turn to bust me again.

Then later after he's gone a nit moves to his seat, I limp repot the nit with AAJ5 suited in nut diamonds, get two callers. Flop is 986 with two of my suit, get it in three ways and agree to run it twice. The nit has KQ of my suit and T9 of another suit. First board I river the nut flush, but it comes K9 boating him. Second board it goes KK boating him again lol.

I'm still playing the 2/2/5 and the 5/5/10 as well (although I was able to increase my buyin in the 5/5/10 as previously I was limiting myself to 3K daily loss limit per day with just my roll, so buying in for 2-2.5K was tough to justify as I only had one bullet for that stake)

The same players that play 2/2/5 also play the 5/5/10 and the 10/10/25 although some of them will tighten things up at the higher stakes, and some of the players are loose regardless.
 

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sweet jesus

That really says something about this game, I'm just not sure what it says.

Don't forget that was 10/10/25 and regularly played bigger due to straddles

That's a significant jump from 2/2/5 and 5/5/10

If I run closer to my actual equity when the money went in that day in those 3 hands I leave up a nice chunk instead
 
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